UK: Will Bratt Snetterton test, day one notes

BRATT RETURNS TO RAPID FORM AT SNETTERTON Adderbury motor racing star Will Bratt made an excellent return to his rapid best at Snetterton Circuit in Norfolk today during the latest official Formula Renault UK test session of the 2007 ...

BRATT RETURNS TO RAPID FORM AT SNETTERTON

Adderbury motor racing star Will Bratt made an excellent return to his rapid best at Snetterton Circuit in Norfolk today during the latest official Formula Renault UK test session of the 2007 pre-season.

With just over three weeks to go until the curtain-raiser for this year's championship at Brands Hatch Indy Circuit in Kent, the 18-year-old certainly reminded everyone of his title credentials at Snetterton today with some consistently quick lap times throughout the two test sessions.

Although faced with a wet track this morning, a dry line appeared in good time ahead of the lunchbreak and Will revelled in the conditions at the 1.95-mile circuit, posting the second fastest time with a best lap of 1m 06.775 seconds (105.237mph).

Will's morning performance was all the more impressive considering he only completed a total of 34 laps in his Apotex Scorpio Motorsport car while the majority of other drivers within the top six spent almost double the time on track.

The three and a half hour afternoon session remained dry throughout so Will and his team chose to use the time wisely and conduct a lot of work on a variety of set-up options. His best lap of 1m 05.296 seconds (107.621mph) was eighth quickest overall, just a couple of 10ths of a second shy of the top four.

"We made some really good progress today, we're delighted with how the test has gone so far and we're looking forward to another good outing tomorrow", said Will, "The morning session went well, especially considering how few laps we did compared to the majority of front-runners. To be second fastest was great.

"During the afternoon we concentrated on a lot of different work so the times aren't necessarily a true indicator. We know we could have been a good two or three 10ths of a second quicker which would have placed us in the top four so everything is going as well as we could have expected. We're right on target with our programme."

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